Coronavirus/Covid-19 Update-Tuesday 7th April

A useful link to explain how to care for someone in your house if they have the coronavirus

Explaining Coronavirus to your children

Konnie Huq explains the virus in a child friendly way

A Children’s guide to coronavirus

Click Here for the latest advice on Social Distancing in education settings

In order to support you at this difficult time we have identified the most important aspects of government advice for you.

Social Distancing

As a country, we all need to do what we can to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. That is why the government has given clear guidance on self-isolationhousehold isolation and social distancing.

Please follow these key principles:

  1. If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be.
  2. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.
  3. Parents should also do everything they can to ensure children are not mixing socially in a way which can continue to spread the virus. They should observe the same social distancing principles as adults.
  4. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
  5. Avoid non-essential use of public transport, varying your travel times to avoid rush hour, when possible
    Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this.
  6. Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs
  7. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media

A Government Guide to Social Distancing

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

Use the 111 online coronavirus service to find out what to do.

The Latest Government Guidance – Overview

The Latest Government Guidance – Stay At Home Advice

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